January 2014 Releases

Steven Isserlis inaugurates our new releases for 2014—with regular collaborator Robert Levin at the fortepiano, his Beethoven Cello Sonatas includes all the other pieces for cello and piano and makes for an exciting January Record of the Month. Isserlis also makes a guest appearance on a new album of Piano Music by Julius Isserlis; these wonderful, almost Chopin-esque miniatures have been lovingly restored to the repertoire by Sam Haywood in his first recording for Hyperion. Another thrilling new artist is Mahan Esfahani: his restless championing of all-things-harpsichord reaches new heights with the six CPE Bach Württemberg Sonatas.

Rejoice, the Lord is king! is a wonderful new recording from Westminster Abbey Choir—an array of glorious hymns, perennial favourites all, enthusiastically sung under the watchful direction of James O'Donnell. Robert Quinney is at the organ.

Re-issued this month are Stravinsky Les Noces from the New London Chamber Choir and Voronezh Chamber Choir, and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra's expansive Symphonic Poems by William Wallace.

On Hyperion

Beethoven: Cello Sonatas
Studio Master: CDA67981/2RECORD OF THE MONTH 2CDs Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Bach (CPE): Württemberg Sonatas
Studio Master: CDA67995Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Isserlis: Piano Music
Studio Master: CDA68025Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Rejoice, the Lord is king!
Studio Master: CDA68013Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Stravinsky: Les Noces & other choral works
CDH55467Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Wallace: Symphonic Poems
CDH55461Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

On other labels

Russian Treasures
Studio Master: SIGCD900Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Tavener: The Veil of the Temple
SIGCD3672CDs